As I start to develop this blog, there comes a time and a place where I have to answer the question of “What is your blog about?”
Usually I give the brief description of a thrift store fashion blog because, I love fashion, obviously.
Tonight I was challenged with, “Those stores are ruining the economy.”
Sure, you can argue that. Besides that being an overly dramatic statement, thrift stores do in fact provide us with dirt cheap clothes. These clothes are usually in good condition and sometimes you can even find designer names, *gasp*.
Although thrift stores are on trend and gaining popularity with college students and people between their early 20’s and late 30’s, I don’t agree with the argument. Earlier this week I interviewed Kate Martens, a thrift store enthusiast and she mentioned that buying used clothes has a stigma attached to it. It’s this stigma of not wanting to be the girl/boy shopping at Goodwill and coming across as not having money.
If your like me and you love shopping but don’t have the budget for new clothes, thirfting is your Paradise. Since trends repeat and styles turn over, with some searching and patience you can have the trendiest clothes and do it for next to nothing. Better yet, everyone loves the word “vintage”.
Vintage = Cool
So if thrift stores are doing better and corporate chain stores are not making as much, we’ll survive.